Ontario's 2014 Lincoln M. Alexander Award Recipients
The Lincoln M. Alexander Awards recognize young people who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in ending racial discrimination and promoting positive social change.
Student Award Recipients
Zuberi Attard of Thornhill, age 18
- Zuberi founded the Student Activist Association at Toronto's Central Commerce Collegiate, providing a forum for newcomer students to discuss issues and experience community engagement in Canada. Zuberi was also a Youth Peer Educator with St. Stephen's Community House's Harm Reduction Peer Partnership Project, where he developed and facilitated activities to examine the connections among substance abuse, the justice system and racism in our communities.
Madison Goodwill of Owen Sound, age 18
- Madison's work as a summer student with the Métis Nation of Ontario's Great Lakes Métis Council led her to organize Blossom's Program, an initiative to empower girls and promote leadership. She also researched the history and legacy of residential schools, and created information kits for school and community use. The stories she uncovered helped enrich the Grade 10 history curriculum at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute.
Community Award Recipient
Yosra Musa of Hamilton, age 21
- Yosra co-founded the first Black-interest sorority in Canada, Nu Omega Zeta, at McMaster University. She played a key role as a research student in the development of McMaster's first African and African Diaspora Studies Program. Yosra also acted as co-editor-in-chief of The Voice, McMaster's only Afro-Caribbean publication.